Makky, Khadijah

Schroeder Complex 478C

(414) 288-4601

Maloney, Judy

Schroeder Complex 320C

(414) 288-4594

Jensen Bohat, Kim

707 Building, 303

(414) 288-0250



Course Objectives Related to Service Learning:

Effective Physicians and Physician Assistants need to not only be able to understand medical processes and disease control and prevention, they need to be able to work closely with their patients to develop relationships of trust and open communication. In order to administer the highest quality of care, health care delivery needs to integrate the needs, beliefs, characteristics, and experiences of the patient. A culturally sensitive lens will allow a provider to frame the patients's presenting problem in a way that makes more sense for the patient, and this will allow for a treatment plan that will consider the strengths and barriers that a patient is facing. Service Learning in this course will serve as a mini-field placement, allowing students to build relationships with patients, to see the delivery of health care first hand, and to understand the social obstacles that create barriers to health.

As such, performing service learning in this course will allow students to work in a medical setting in order to:

1. Gain important cultural competency working with patient populations different from them.

2. Analyze health care delivery in a real-life setting to begin access how cultural sensitivity and culturally empathetic care should look in medical practice.

3. Understand how barriers within the social environment serve as determinates to health.

4. Critically reflect on personal bias and stereotypes that could create barriers when working with diverse patients.

Course and site listing for Makky/Maloney/Jensen Bohat

BISC 4931: Practice Cases in Medicine

Sign-Up Procedure:

Students will sign-up in class for their placement site. Student Coordinators will keep students updated on any paperwork and orientation sessions before the start of their service.

List of Placement Sites:

CLICK HERE for a list of the organizations students can choose from for the Fall 2018 semester. Please do not contact placement sites until you sign-up in your class. You will receive more information and instructions in class.



Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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